|Photo shows the scene of the taxi explosion in Quảng Ninh today. — Photo otofun|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NINH — A man committed suicide by exploding a homemade bomb while in a taxi, killing himself and the driver, announced Quảng Ninh Province authorities today evening.
Cẩm Phả City People’s Committee Vice Chairman Phạm Văn Kính told press that police found the Lê Thành’s suicide note, one of the victims of the explosion, at his house, along with bomb making materials.
The 50-year-old wrote in his note that he was hopeless about his health and decided to kill himself.
The taxi driver was identified as Đặng Văn Trung, 29. The Hoàng Minh taxi reportedly exploded about eight minutes after Trung picked up Thành following a customer call at about 12.20 noon to Lê Thanh Nghị Street in Cẩm Thạch Ward.
Another car nearby also caught fire after the blast. The driver Nguyễn Hữu Phúc opened the door in time to escape from the flames.
Some glass doors of surrounding residents’ houses were broken due to the blast. – VNS